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Posted: 6/17/2009
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3Dream Team 3DreamTeam LLC Streamlines Core Processes, Improves Productivity with Windows® 7

Russia-based 3DreamTeam LLC focuses on creating three-dimensional models that replicate commercial and residential properties and buildings. As the business is growing rapidly, its leaders are increasingly on the lookout for opportunities to help the company’s small staff of 35 highly educated and dedicated employees boost their productivity through more efficient technologies. “We always strive to amaze our clients,” says Pavel Skripichnikov, System Administrator at 3DreamTeam. “And that means having amazing technology that allows us to work quickly and efficiently.” By deploying the Windows® 7 Professional operating system, Pavel and his team were able to significantly improve core business functions by simplifying and streamlining everyday tasks. This allowed employees more time to engineer the remarkable virtual worlds that their clients count on.

Situation

When innovation is the cornerstone of a business, as it is for 3DreamTeam, it can be frustrating to be at the mercy of legacy systems that take several minutes to respond to simple requests or perform everyday tasks. This was why 3DreamTeam’s leadership wanted to find a way to improve core business processes and cut down on PC-related idle time, giving employees uninterrupted time to complete their innovative designs and state-of-the-art graphic models.

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Pavel Skripichnikov
System Administrator, 3DreamTeam LLC
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With legacy systems, simply starting up machines was eating into valuable work time, and finding commonly used files was often frustrating. In addition, solving IT issues took several hours, if not days, as employees had to communicate issues to their technicians who then had to work to recreate the problem before being able to solve it.

It became clear to 3DreamTeam that it needed faster, easier ways of performing essential tasks and solving IT issues quickly so its employees could work efficiently and effectively – and continue to deliver the high-quality, dynamic client solutions the company had become renowned for.

Solution

To accomplish this, 3DreamTeam deployed Windows 7 Professional operating system. This new system provides efficient, easy-to-use solutions that cut down on idle time and boost productivity for its users, giving the company a technology that aligned with its spirit of innovation. According to Mike Ybarra, Windows General Manager at Microsoft®, “Windows 7 Professional is the recommended choice for small businesses and for people who work at home but have to operate in an IT-managed or business environment where security and productivity are critical.”

Windows 7 starts up and shuts down faster than previous systems, while also facilitating easier navigation through a more intuitive design. Users can find files and folders in seconds, saving valuable time that can be reallocated to performing essential business tasks.

In addition to these enhancements, Windows 7 also enables users to quickly and easily connect to new networks, so employees and executives who are increasingly on-the-go can rely on a straightforward and hassle-free way of adapting to changing business environments.

Benefits

Streamlining Everyday Tasks
With Windows 7 sFaster, PC boot, shut-down, and resume times are more rapid, and users no longer need to experience costly and frustrating interruptions to work flow. And finding files and folders is simple with the Windows Desktop Search capability. When users need to quickly access a document or application, they simply enter a search phrase into the Instant Search box and the search engine will scour the entire PC, HomeGroup, network, or the Internet to locate the right one in seconds.

The taskbar personalization feature allows users to find recently accessed files or folders with a wave of the mouse. By right-clicking on the Jump Lists taskbar icon, users can see documents they’ve used recently, and to aggregate these frequently used files or applications into a single location, users simply drag and drop them onto to the taskbar for easy access using taskbar pinning.

“The search is so much faster than any other system I’ve used,” remarks Skripichnikov. “And the taskbar enhancements are really impressive. I’d get Windows 7 for this feature alone because it is so easy to use. I’d say it easily saves me up to 15 minutes every day—a massive amount of productivity when you add this up across the organization.”

Improving Productivity
Reducing IT issue resolution time is crucial to any business, but particularly so for 3DreamTeam, which relies exclusively on reliable, efficient technology to create and deliver its core products. By using Windows 7 Action Center, which sends alerts from across the system and consolidates them into a single location, users no longer have to deal with the distraction of competing pop-ups. And the Problem Steps Recorder enables users to capture step-by-step screenshots of any IT issues and share them with technicians on the spot, eliminating the need to explain issues and allowing technicians to bypass extensive research and solve them faster.

“The Problem Steps Recorder works great. It’s very easy to use and extremely helpful as it allows us to solve any IT issues we have faster—so we can get back to work without worrying about how long it will take or how we will translate the issue to our technicians,” said Skripichnikov. “I’m sure they are happy about this as well,” he added.

Looking Forward
3DreamTeam is already in the midst of launching a new interactive product, Vizerra, which will provide users with an unmatched three-dimensional experience of historical sites such as Macchu Picchu and the Taj Mahal. With the increased stability and productivity it has with Windows 7, the company sees room for even more expansion.

“When we’re equipped with the best technology, we can continue to employ our creativity and insight into innovative new projects,” said Skripichnikov. “I’m happy that Windows 7 can be a part of our arsenal in continuing to expand and develop dynamic new strategies and products.”

Windows 7

Faster and more reliable:  Windows 7 will help your organization use information technology to gain a competitive advantage in today’s new world of work. Your people will be able to be more productive anyway. You will be able to support your mobile work force with better access to shared data and collaboration tools. And your IT staff will have better tools and technologies to enhance corporate IT security, data protection, and more efficient deployment and management.

For more information about Windows 7, go to:
www.microsoft.com/windows/business/

For More Information

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www.microsoft.com

For more information about Administrator Pro products and services, call +7 495 306-01-10 or visit the Web site at: administrator-pro.ru For more information about 3DreamTeam LLC products and services, call +7 (495) 223-7773 or visit the Web site at:
www.3dreamteam.com

Solution Overview



Organization Size: 50 employees

Organization Profile

3DreamTeam creates three-dimensional models that replicate commercial and residential properties and buildings.


Business Situation

3DreamTeam needed faster, easier ways of performing essential tasks and solving IT issues quickly to reduce costly downtime and allow employees to work more efficiently.


Solution

By deploying Windows 7, 3DreamTeam was able to significantly improve core business functions by simplifying and streamlining everyday tasks.


Benefits
  • Apps launch ~30% faster
  • Significantly reduced helpdesk costs
  • More time to focus on innovative new solutions
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Problem resolution time saving ~20 hours annually

Software and Services
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 technologies

Vertical Industries
IT Services

Country/Region
Russia

Languages
English

Partner(s)
Administrator Pro

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